Host Christina Michelle is joined by Dr. Debra Warner and Myrlande Johnson to discuss the definition of domestic violence, different types of abuse, and how to recognize abuse.
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Dunleavy plans to introduce a bill that would increase criminal penalties related to domestic violence and sexual assaults, and to expand the range of offenses defined as domestic violence.
Travel industry advocate says a shutdown would be “effectively cutting the cord of our microphone right now as we are saying to the world: ‘Go big, go Alaska.'”
Domestic violence shelters around the country are preparing for a large decrease in federal funding that will take effect in a few months. Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel said that it will mean a 20% cut in its operating budget and could lead to a significant loss in services.
The Violence Against Women Act bill goes next to the Senate, where Democratic leaders say they’re eager to pass it.
State public safety officials say they hope to find ways to prevent people from being killed or seriously injured by their partner or others with whom they live.
As scandals force Alaska politicians to resign, nowhere have the accusations been more severe than a remote rural district where male leaders are proving to be part of the very problems they’re supposed to be solving.
Shelters have taken extra precautions against the spread of COVID-19 and say they have sufficient access to sanitation, protective equipment and testing.
Wrangell doesn’t have an active shelter. But some personal homes are providing safety.